State of the Art manufactures untrimmed thick film chip resistors for applications where the resistance value cannot be specified ahead of time. Unlike potentiometers these devices are immune to vibration and are very compact. Untrimmed resistors are typically furnished to within 10 or 20% of a standard resistance value. The parts can be trimmed using a laser or airbrasive trimmer to any desired resistance up to approximately double the initial value. All sizes listed on the Standard Thick Film
or Standard Thin Film
pages are available in the untrimmed configuration.